Fact Sheets

Wage Theft Fact Sheet

Build A Better Nation: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Fact Sheet (Workers Defense Project / Proyecto Defensa Laboral)


Domestic Workers

Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work

The first national survey of domestic workers in the US that breaks new ground by providing an empirically based and representative picture of domestic employment in 21st century America.

Texas Construction Industry and Immigration Reform

Build A Better Texas

This study examines the working conditions faced by construction workers in five of Texas’ largest and fastest-growing cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso.

Build A Better Nation

This report finds that the current failures in immigration policy make working conditions increasingly untenable for both workers and the employers who depend on their labor.

Wage Theft

Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment in America’s Cities

This report exposes a world of work in which the core protections that many Americans take for granted – the right to be paid at least the minimum wage, the right to be paid for overtime hours, the right to take meal breaks, access to workers’ compensation when injured, and the right to advocate for better working conditions – are failing significant numbers of workers.

El Paso’s Newest Crime Wave: A Wage Theft Epidemic in the Borderlands

This report, based on more than 250 surveys of low-income workers throughout the El Paso region, provides the first-ever statistical look into the incidence of wage theft in low-wage employment in our community.

Investigating Wage Theft: A Survey of the States

This nationwide survey finds that states employ few investigators to enforce their laws covering the minimum wage, overtime, child labor and payment of wages.

Houston, We Have a Wage Theft Problem

This report explores the effects of wage theft on the individual, community, and local economy within the context of the city of Houston.

Preventing Wage Theft in Texas Report

This policy paper will explore the problem of workplace violations in Texas and propose recommendations to ensure all Texas workers, regardless of their legal status or occupation, have safe and fair working conditions.

Where Theft is Legal: Mapping Wage Theft Laws in the 50 States

This report shows that states’ wage theft laws are grossly inadequate, contributing to a rising trend in workplace violations that affects millions of people throughout the country.